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Lauri Finnegan Roman  NEW HAVEN, CT
As most of our friends know, Lauri was laid off from her job at Yale after 15 years. A year later, Ruben was laid off in 2012. The last couple of years have been really difficult for us, but we did ok.

Then, the Congress didn't extend unemployment and Ruben's unemployment was just stopped on January First. I am currently working a minimum wage job, part time because that is the only work I could find. Ruben is not working, unless you call 8 hours a day applying for jobs not working.

As bad as it is, it gets worse. Our landlord advised us two weeks ago she is selling our house and we all have to move. This is where our troubles really are, and why we started this account. We need to figure out how to pay first, last, and security to a new apartment as well as rent a truck for the move.

To say that we are horrified and mortified we have to do this, we just really need help.

If you can help, Thank You, if you can't, we understand completely.

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Update 3
Posted by Lauri Finnegan Roman
31 months ago
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Hi all,
This will be the final update.

We moved into our new apartment on the first. It poured and hasn't really stopped.
The new apartment is perfect. Much smaller, less costly and a block from Wooster Square Park.
If any of you that come to town need a place to crash, we will always have room. Without you, we would not be here. Just a fact!
So email Ruben or myself if you need a spot!
My work is excellent. My co-workers rock, and my boss seems to know I can help! So it's all good.
Ruben is still looking but has a course nibbles. Fingers crossed he lands one!
The cats absolutely hated leaving the old house but love the new one.
So, I'm very positive about the future and you as a group have made that happen.
We are not religious but believe in Karma, and wow, did you all line some up big time karma.
In closing, Thank you all.
You saved us!
Love,
Lauri and Ruben
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Update 2
Posted by Lauri Finnegan Roman
31 months ago
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UPDATE!! Thanks to your generosity, we signed our lease for our new apartment!!! We move October 1st and couldn't be happier.

Again, Thank You All! We look forward to paying it forward in the near future. I wish Abby Prestin was still here to see how things have turned around. RIP my dear friend,
Your contribution touched my heart.

Lauri and Ruben
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Update 1
Posted by Lauri Finnegan Roman
32 months ago
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We have surpassed our goal! It has been the most humbling experience watching friends, old and new, giving help to us. Your donations will make it possible for us to move, and the relief that knowledge brings has taken a huge weight off our shoulders. As the move grows nearer, we will let you know where we end up!

And, thanks to this fundraiser, I (Lauri) have a new, full time job!!!
I am starting Tuesday as the Office Manager for an old friends company. The pay is very good and will make our life so much better!
Thanks Jen and Joey!

Your response in helping Ruben was amazing. A very large part of this was small and large donations from his students, faculty and friends from Yale. It is wonderful to know the impact he has made on your lives. I recognized almost everyone, Ruben loved coming home after work and filling me in on all your stories. He is so proud of the people that you all have become. He believes in all of you!

So, we are moving forward with a sense of hope, and wonder. Grateful and amazed by our good fortune that we were right in our choices over the years. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
We look ahead when we will pay it forward to someone else who is in need.

We love you all!

Lauri and Ruben

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$6,850 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 97 people in 32 months
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Created August 27, 2014
Lauri Finnegan Roman  
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$150
roberta frank
32 months ago

Good luck: hope things look up quickly.

VY
$25
Vivian Yee
32 months ago

I'm still disappointed Ruben couldn't stay on at Yale. Good luck!!

TK
$100
Tae-Yeoun Keum
32 months ago

What terrible news, and what an embarrassment for Yale that you should find yourself in this situation at all. If there is any justice in the world you will dig yourself out of this soon!

$600
Anonymous
21 months ago
$300
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31 months ago
$100
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32 months ago
$50
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32 months ago
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Matthew Vernon
32 months ago
$25
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32 months ago
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